Darkest Damask rose. Rich and textural, wrapped with smoky oud wood. Spiked with clove, decadent with praline. Magnetic.
These are the words used to describe the Jo Malone Intense Velvet Rose & Oud cologne. Queue Pretty Honest’s heart to skip a beat. The description of this scent is truly hypnotic and I can give my approval that it is in fact, beautiful. This scent is not at all cloying – the rose scent it broken with the heavy rich notes of oud.
There was something about the Jo Malone Intense collection that fascinated me. I think the word Intense has something to do with it! I know fragrance experts say you should not leave a trail of your scent in your shadow – but rather allow people to detect it when they get close, but personally speaking I love to be aware of my perfume throughout the day. I use about 4 sprays of this scent and it lasts all day. It is beautifully rich and feminine – I love it!
I love it so much in fact that I treated myself to the Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Dry Body Oil. This is a spray dry oil that moisturises the body while leaving a delicate hint of the scent.
As you can see the oil gives a lovely sheen to the skin but this is not at all greasy. This dry body oil sinks into the skin, beautifully delivering a reasonable amount of moisture. This will be perfect for warmer months and on tanned skin. I have also had some good results when running any oil residue that is left on my hands through my hair- this not only gives my hair a nice shine but also provides another layer of the scent.
The Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Intense cologne is priced at £100 for 100ml and the Dry Body Oil is £48.00 for 100ml.
Have you tried any other colognes in the Jo Malone Intense collection? I would love to hear from you.
Talk to you all soon x